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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

Childhood Development Conference at Florida Gulf Coast University

Oct 30, 2015 08:50AM

Karin Wolfe

The fifth annual Childhood Development Conference, offering comprehensive coverage of growth and development issues for early and intermediate childhood and children’s mental health, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 21, at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center, in south Fort Myers.

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., who served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for more than 20 years and is now an associate professor of psychology at Virginia Tech and the author of The Explosive Child, will be the keynote speaker. The conference will focus on key topics that include early childhood education, strategies for dealing with challenging behavior, mental health disorders and best practices for teachers.

In addition, Firefly Within owner Karin Wolfe, a certified biofeedback specialist with the National Therapies Board, will be available at her company’s booth to answer questions regarding the positive role of biofeedback and essential oils in the health of children.

Costs: $20 students, $40 parents, teachers, professionals; $60 CEUs and registration. Location: 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. For more information, call 239-425-3273 (conference) or 239-980-3257 (Firefly Within), email [email protected] or visit

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